Metabolic psychiatry – Understanding ethnic and global differences in the inter-relationships between obesity and mental health

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ex Tyrrell

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

Full Project Description

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Many people live with multiple health conditions, but research still tends to focus on individual diseases. This project, focuses on two global health problems with a complex relationship: obesity and mental health. The student will become an expert in metabolic psychiatry, training at 3 world leading centres. They will utilise global studies, with genetic and life course approaches to understand complex relationships between obesity and mental health.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Jess Tyrrell

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University Affiliation